Thursday, July 30, 2009
It is just over a year later, and she has that centre. An investment was made in her dream, of just over $7000. the centre is now full to capacity. Daily, Seniors and kids from the village come for lunch, and those that are to sick to make it that day are visited in the afternoon... She has also developed an incredible children's program. The summer program provides a safe place and a watchful eye for a couple dozen kids every day. She has a dream of expanding the building, and that is now possible... I think I have shared before that the building attached to her's has just come up for sale, and can be purchased for $6000. If any one was looking to work some very GOOD soil , this would be the place...
I did just get word that Vera has had a set back ...at the end of her leter she writes "I had problems with health ...Необходимо urgent treatment which costs 200дол.. I Require prayerful support for healing and financial maintenance."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Hay Jengish.. you better try to be rested by the time I arrive... I only have a month this time, and you thought you had a hard time keeping up with me before!
Friday, July 17, 2009
I was not internet and my computer was broken.
We experience together with you your sorrow. And your grief stayed for us not someone else. ( I had not shared with them about the passing of Julie's Mom while I was there) We love you and remember about you.
John how is your health? How are you doing? How do you spend summer time?
John you so much worked in Kyrgyzstan, You was not even time for rest.
Please care about yourself and about your health.
We have good news. We wish you to please.
Men from the invalid house good,
But for one of these men the happiness waited.
Its big dream in his life to meet the parents.
We "spoke" with him..
He believed and hoped.
Larissa has written the letter on republican TV (maybe someone Can knows about this
But doctors have told that he haven't parents.
When he was born parents have left him in maternity home, then children's home,
+ +.after in invalid house.
Has passed 25 years and here the Divine miracle.
In TV have heard its surname and say his mother.
3 Day back they came in invalid house to met with him.
And soon it will take away home.
One person from invalid house now happy
He cried with happiness and would speak to all men that "spoke "
He has a great faith
The Heart rejoices.
We so happy, what even it is impossible to transfer words.
Men say you hallo and ask about you. And
We with men on the serving "speek" for you and your family.
and always speak you thank you for your care for them Are very grateful for
All well shaved and pure.
Hairdresser Sasha is especially happy to work in very comfortable hairdressing
All people from village come to look at a hairdressing salon.
Give hallo and many thanks all who care about invalid house from all
Thanks all those people who opens the heart for them.
And she eats the tasty meal heated in a pan like a person....
And today she not to need to ask meal in the Bazar and to ask food and money, or eat from garbage .
We have brought woman Nina to the house for elderly.
She very was afraid to go She does not have any documents and the passport to live in house John could you help finance for Her documents 60$
Dear Julie thanks you for your care and thought of this child Arafat.
Earlier he was very silent and closed, but today this child very active, plays
with other children and rejoices lives.
And when he eats meal , meal does not come in his nose now.
The Family send you big regard and wait you in guests.
They thank all those who helped to finance operation.
The head (Akim)of our area sends regards and especial gratitude.
John thanks you for help for girl Sasha which sick heart.
Anya gave me the money
We ask that you remember for it.
I spend some money buy vitamins and food.
When her mother has learnt that for its child money it has given much cried and
could not believe that so can occur
When her mother has learnt that for her baby sponsor give money ,she cried and could not
believe that somebody could give the money for her child.
And she thought that her daughter would have died .
Thank you John so much
I have got from Anya 200$ please could you write for which my plan I could
spend this money.
Larisa and Tanya.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
... Now Torats family will be missing him, but may be to busy to notice for the next little while... this next photo is of Sergey and Anya coming out of the shop with a new sewing machine that they had ordered for Igoola's mattress sewing business.... She is now into full swing with the materials and orders for the first 20 mattresses... we are also looking for some one to partner with us in a project for the rehab centre... we will be getting Aigolla to make the winter covers for the bee hives as well... we need 54 of them made... I think we have someone in place to purchase the materials, and now we just need someone to sponsor the labour and the transportation expenses... about $5 each.....
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
The Canadian Press reports today: Montreal- More then 100 rats have been handed over to humane society officials after inspectors visited a cramped Montreal apartment and found animals living under squalid conditions.
Oh Just had a thought ..... maybe this will help! Maybe we can just pretend that they are all rats like..... Vera here !
Is it any wonder that we are such a mess, that life is such an emotional roller coaster. People say to us " It must be hard to go"... the truth is it is hard to come home when this is what we find.......... now please excuse me as I go puke !
Oh It has just come to my attention that I may have offended some of my readers that currently support the humane society ... if that is the case.... GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE, and come back and see me when my friends are not so hungry.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I had the privilege of meeting them last summer. They day they arrived, they came for a visit with us to one of the orphanages we support... It's funny Loren was shy about getting his photo taken here because he had been up for over 40 hours at this point.... Hummmm not sure he looks much different in the photo above taken a week later......lol They had so much to do themselves, and such a busy schedule, yet they took the time to make the rounds with us that day... With all the needs that they face, they still recognized the need for mattresses that we had, and actually sponsored 20 beds and sheets... This year while we were there, A load of wheelchairs arrived that they had just sent... what a blessing it is for those that may have thought the world had forgotten about them ...
I just got word that they are ready to travel again...they have another load of wheelchairs that are destined for our kids in a few weeks. As you can imagine, there are many logistical difficulties when traveling around the world with a load like the one shown above, some times things can get a little tight....but nothing a little $ GREASE $ can't help... If you would like some more information about what they will be doing this trip, or how you might be able to be a part of it, feel free to drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 06, 2009
This weekend a good friend of mine was in town to put on a concert... I still find at times that I am amazed at those that I am privileged to call my friend... In the last few years, we have developed an incredible group of friends, both in real time and on the Internet. Our circle of friends continues to grow all the time .. from California to Florida to Northern Ontario and so many stops in between... in fact the circle of friends is almost growing as fast here in North America as it is in Central Asia. but I digress.....
When Kevin was here, he shared with our friends a little about how he first met us... He had come to Central Asia with Sam, and had come prepared to sing anywhere and everywhere asked. I am sure that when he started out, he envisioned himself singing for grander and bigger venues then we had arranged... He shared with us the impact on his life when one of the first places he sang was in the home of one of the families that Larisa helps... The Grandfather had stomick troubles, the grand mother had cancer and could not get out of bed, the daughter had a brain tumor and was blind, and the grand daughter was in bed with something else for about three weeks .. I just can't quit remember, it was all a bit overwhelming... The house was dark and damp, and as Kevin says that her has more in his garage then the some total of their worldly positions...
Yet in this little room filled with such depression and desperation, Kevin sang as if he was standing on the stage of the ACC with the Gaithers. In fact likely a little better... There needs were far beyond the little bit of food we brought them, we had no "gold or silver" to bring, but we were able to let them know that they were special... an amazing thing happened that day, on our way out of the house, the little girl was up, running around and even waved goodbye to us from up the tree in the front yard.
Kevin received a special treat later that day...After serving lunch to families in the dump, and delivering chickens to an old babushka, we went out to the orphanage... What Kevin did not know is that we had gotten the kids a copy of a song he had not yet released. They learned the song, and during the concert when he thought he was going to sing to them, they all joined in on the corus... you will have to watch his reaction in this video